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The Soapbox: World of Warcraft isn't back, and that's fine

So. That Warlords of Draenor, huh? To take the narrative that a lot of people have constructed, World of Warcraft has been sort of floundering for the past few years. It released one expansion (Cataclysm) that consistently ranks as the worst expansion in the game's history, coming behind the...

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Infinite Crisis shows off what's going on behind the scenes

On one level, Infinite Crisis feels like an obvious premise. Take a setting that already gives players plenty of reasons to beat one another up as iconic heroes and villains, give those players plenty of iconic heroes and villains, enjoy the show. But according to the new behind-the-scenes video,...

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New ArcheAge video shows improvements to Rainbow Fields

ArcheAge's CBT4 ended a couple months ago, and XLGAMES has been busy putting the information gathered to use. To showcase changes and improvements made during the break between CBT4 and CBT5, the studio has planned a series of videos. The first video in this series highlights the transformation...

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Wurm Online inviting players to Exodus

In a game like Wurm Online, fresh lands are important. After all, the game places so much emphasis on setting up your own homestead in the untamed wilderness that you find yourself a bit out in the cold if the land is already developed. This was part of what led to the opening of the game's first...

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The cities and world of Final Fantasy XIV

If you're all about living the life of a pirate, then odds are good you don't mind being restricted to Limsa Lominsa in the Final Fantasy XIV beta. But if you've done the sea serpent tango more than once, Ul'dah and Gridania are no doubt sounding pretty good. So it's a good thing that MMOSite is...

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Building MMO landscape scenes, part 2

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Building MMO landscape scenes

Landscapes have been a staple component of almost every MMO in recent memory. With the exception of some sci-fi titles, most MMOs take place on the land of some imagined island or continent. Some use stylised fantasy landscapes that run smoothly on even low-end computers while others have managed...

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One Shots: Dark Elf Moonrise

A darkening sky, a distant castle, and twisted greenery; Warhammer Online's art direction conveys a twisted world. You can almost feel the chill in the wind, as the clouds scuttle across the sky, retreating from the darkness to come. Today's picturesque Warhammer Online One Shots comes to us...

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Player vs. Everything: Loading...

A few weeks ago, I was reading an Age of Conan interview with Shannon Drake where he was discussing several of the features that would be present in the game. One of the questions he was asked was why Funcom made the choice to use world zones for AoC instead of a seamless world. If you haven't...

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